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Public Culture (1 January 2006) 18 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 January 2006
...George Steinmetz; Julia Hell © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 P h o t o - e s s ay The Visual Archive of Colonialism: Germany and Namibia George Steinmetz and Julia Hell...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
... visualization of border lines and their crossings is enacted. More specifically, we seek to conceptualize the visual infrastructure through which border lines and movement lines are drawn, deployed, and authorized. We show how deceptibility and a dispersal of identity documents are constitutive of the specific...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 469–500.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to imagine the questions that these claims would provoke in his audience. “How do I know that?” he asked. “How can I say that?” Heir to a deep humanist tradition of visual truth-telling, Powell’s answer to these questions came in the form of pictures: requesting to “let me give you a closer look...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 601–622.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paul Crosthwaite; Peter Knight; Nicky Marsh This curation project explores visual representations of financial markets. Focusing on phases of upheaval in transatlantic finance extending back to the early eighteenth century, it traces a recurrent interplay among figuration, abstraction, and allegory...
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Public Culture (1 January 1990) 3 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 January 1990
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Public Culture (1 September 1993) 5 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 September 1993
... , Yitzhak . 1988 . “On Flags, Holiness, and Respect.” Flag Summer Exhibition—Y. Yoresh—The Israel Museum . Jerusalem. Visual Nationalism: On Looking at “National Symbols” Virginia R. Dominguez 1n the summer of...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth; Robert P. Marzec This special issue of Public Culture explores forms of environmental image making and visualization in the context of the Anthropocene. The essays aim to spark dialogue about how visual technologies and media—from satellite imaging and military simulation to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 213–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Nicholas Mirzoeff This essay examines how the Anthropocene era caused by climate change has been visualized in art from the major industrial powers and how a countervisuality to it might be created. 2014 Anthropocene is the name given by scientists to the new era in geology caused by human...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visualizations of performative environmental protests that took place in June 2012 against the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil. It claims that these visualizations are governed by a particular ontology that has its origins in the military and colonial activity of turning landscapes, and environments in general, into...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Heather Houser Information visualizations (or “infovis”) have become a ubiquitous cultural form in the digital age. Environmental artists and activists increasingly trust in the ability of infovis to produce knowledge about environmental issues and to promote audience engagement. But does infovis...
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Public Culture (1 January 2004) 16 (1): 67–78.
Published: 01 January 2004
... on popular culture, media, national politics, and race in West Africa. From Visuality to Postcolonial African Politics: A Conversation with Saidou Mohamed N’Daou...
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Public Culture (1 September 2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
... an instantiation of the tension between authority, visuality, and pain. Through a detailed analysis of prisoner testimonials, the policy manual Medical Management of Detainees on Hunger Strike , and a video project by human rights organization Reprieve featuring artist Yasiin Bey simulating the...
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Public Culture (1 January 2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... political propaganda commissioned by the Estado Novo in the early 1940s ( Obra Getuliana ); and contemporary images of Rio de Janeiro favela dwellers taken by the inhabitants of the favelas themselves as part of the communitarian projects of “visual inclusion.” While examining these photographs, we find...
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Public Culture (1 May 2010) 22 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Brett Ommen As visual images increasingly cover the façade of social space and public life, the utility of these surfaces-of-display must be examined beyond displayed content. The preponderance of surfaces says something about the publics that stand before the invitation of visual communication...
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Public Culture (1 May 2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Liam Kennedy As perpetual wars of terror and securitization dislocate relations between domestic and foreign affairs, visual news media are shaping perceptions of the forms of violence—shock and awe, collateral damage—that attend these wars. This essay considers the role that photography is playing...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... earth through visual tropes of the extraterrestrial. Mapping these “outer spaces”—terrae incognitae—within and outside the earth has been key to our modern understanding of the planet and to visualizing the global environment, including climate change. Turning to the militarization of outer space and...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connectivity and speed. The essay concludes with two case studies: first, Jennifer Egan’s 2011 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad , whose PowerPoint chapter works to visualize the energy demands of a rapidly growing social media culture, and, second, the so-called high-frequency traders who today are making use...
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Public Culture (1 January 2017) 29 (1 (81)): 5–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Madiha Tahir Without the people from Pakistan’s Tribal Areas to narrate the visual evidence, one wouldn’t necessarily know what one was looking at in the photos or videos of the aftermath of drone attacks. To tell their stories, they had moved through a territory pockmarked by bombs and checkpoints...
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Public Culture (1 May 2017) 29 (2 (82)): 235–260.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the (Haitian) zombie as pivot point, the essay reflects on the continuity between dehumanized discursive and visual representations of (postearthquake) Haitians, sub-Saharan Africans, and other immiserated “others.” In question is what exactly the contemporary zombie allows “First World” citizenries...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
... these respatializations on New Orleans as a place. The images in the essay provide a textured look at the way political economies can be visualized not only geographically but also as part of the ordinary experience of everyday life in a city still and always posited as “recovering” from hurricanes and...